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Vacancy: School Leader

VACANCY :   School Leader 

December 2018

School: LEAP 2 Phillipi, Cape Town

LEAP Science and Maths Schools have an exciting vacancy for a School Leader with school management experience.  Appointment to take place on 1 January 2019.  The position will be based at our LEAP 2 School, Phillipi, reporting to the Schools Network Leader and Board.


  • Degree with PGCE or completed BEd
  • Valid SACE registration
  • Minimum of four years high school teaching experience to Grade 12 level with at least 2 years’ experience in an HOD or more senior role
  • Knowledge of best practice teaching and evaluation techniques
  • Knowledge of school administration policies and procedures
  • Curriculum management and leadership
  • Financial literacy, budget management experience
  • Computer proficiency


  • Primary duties and responsibilities for this position include the following:
  • Leading the School, managing a staff of approximately 20 in terms of organisation and statutory procedures.
  • Planning and managing the School’s budgeting process and financial controls.
  • Overseeing and managing the fee-collection process in liaison with Central Finance.
  • Building and maintaining positive relationships between Staff, parents and learners.
  • Driving excellent delivery of the curriculum in line with LEAP’s mission and vision

Please note that the above is not a comprehensive list of all duties and requirements, but merely highlights general duties of the post.


The successful applicant will possess the following personal attributes:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Advanced interpersonal skills
  • Detailed knowledge of the curriculum and developments in the educational field
  • Strong critical thinking, decision making and problem solving skills
  • Conflict-handling skills
  • Innovative strategic thinking skills
  • Highly developed administrative and organizational skills
  • Passion for teaching and working with students
  • Personal value alignment with LEAP values


A market related salary in line with the internal LEAP notch benchmarking structure will be identified, motivated by experience and qualifications.


Please direct applications to HR at with a covering letter and an up to date Curriculum Vitae. PLEASE ensure that you quote “LP2 School Leader” in the Subject of your email. Closing Date: 13 December 2018. Only applicants selected for short-listing will be contacted.




Values – Everyone at LEAP commits to:

  • Being kind, honest and healthy
  • Being punctual and looking good
  • Working hard and never giving up
  • Admitting and learning from mistakes
  • Confronting issues and being open to change
  • Working together and sharing